Health Benefits and Pension Fund Firm
Analytics-Ready Data for a Healthcare Insurer.
The client approached 2nd Watch during a long-standing struggle to bring order and clarity to their healthcare data management efforts.
We harnessed data from throughout the company’s departments and placed it in a centralized cloud-based data warehouse, then provided them with a customized platform for visualizing company data and creating comprehensive business reports.
Now empowered by new tools and processes, the client has adopted a new proactive approach to decision-making and eliminated long-standing workflow inefficiencies.
This client is a major health benefits and pension fund with operations throughout the United States. After years of challenges with data management, company leadership launched a new effort to centralize data assets in each member location to improve efficiency and orchestration across the organization.
Some of the goals for the firm included:
- Improving internal communication and data-driven decision-making capabilities
- Leveraging data assets to boost employee efficiency and enable them to better resolve issues
- Improving the management of their support issue backlog
When the client first approached 2nd Watch, their healthcare data was spread across a wide variety of different systems, with redundant copies of data appearing in multiple locations. This made analytics and business reporting tasks unnecessarily time-consuming.
In addition, some systems within the company were still using paper records, which presented a serious drag on internal productivity. Specifically, the time needed to process cases and respond to customer requests was much longer than their executives hoped.
After performing a thorough audit, the 2nd Watch team recommended unifying all data from across the client’s organization into a single cloud data warehouse. Working with the client’s management and IT team, we determined that Amazon Redshift was an ideal platform for the client’s needs.
The 2nd Watch solution had several unique features:
- A set of standardized extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools for easy data ingestion
- Business intelligence (BI) capabilities that allowed end-users and teams to quickly create advanced data visualizations
In addition, 2nd Watch developed customized business logic for the client, allowing them to efficiently model their data and visualize company-wide workflows. This customization helped the client identify new and important KPIs, providing them with a renewed sense of focus and morale.
With new dashboards deeply integrated into their workflows, the client was able to locate and improve upon business processes that had long been draining company efficiency. Moreover, the interactive nature of these new dashboards replaced slow business reporting processes, enabling faster and more reliable insights.
As a result of our work, the client shifted their business reporting posture from reactively addressing problems, to being able to proactively improve their service before customers complained or an issue impacted productivity.